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3rd December 2023
Policing Authority chair 'surprised' by claim gardaí reluctant to use force in their duties
Bob Collins, a former RTE Director General, was speaking this afternoon on RTE Radio.
Two women and a man arrested as PSNI launch murder investigation in Lurgan
It is understood that a body was discovered in the area this morning – police have said they have yet to identify the remains.
Green Party leader would 'prefer' to stay at COP28 but 'democracy comes first' for Dáil vote
The Green Party leader and Minister for Transport will have to travel home from Dubai for the vote – he will then fly back out to the event.
Poll: How much will you spend on Christmas this year?
The Christmas spending spree is well and truly underway.
Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Nationwide yellow weather warnings issued for fog, ice and cold temperatures
The forecasters warn of dense and freezing fog this weekend as well as ice and low temperatures until Monday.
Taoiseach criticises 'divisive' McEntee no confidence vote and believes it 'can only fail'
Leo Varadkar, speaking this morning to The Journal at COP28 in Dubai, said that he believed Irish citizens want to see politicians united against the rioters.
British police charge more than 40 away fans after major disorder outside stadium
A total of 46 Legia Warsaw supporters were detained on Thursday after missiles and flares were thrown at police outside the stadium.
Poll: Do you like Christmas cake?
Christmas cake making has begun in earnest.
Four complaints against individual officers under investigation by Garda watchdog after riot
GSOC has confirmed that the complaints have been received from members of the public.
High Court told four gardaí 'singled out' for suspension while '122' other officers ignored
Four gardaí have been suspended since November 2020 as the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation probe the alleged cancelling of traffic tickets.
Approval to be sought at Cabinet for continuation of two overseas peackeeping missions
Tánaiste Micheál Martin with discuss with his Government colleagues today in regard to missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Uganda.
Commissioner expressed 'dissatisfaction' over GRA appearance on Prime Time on Thursday
The incident happened during a meeting between garda representative groups and Drew Harris this weekend.
Ukrainian military officers in North Cork for NATO partner country training
A report by
Niall O'Connor
NATO assessors were in Kilworth this week for the Operational Capability Concept (OCC) evaluation of the Defence Forces Corps of Engineers.
McEntee has ordered officials to beef up facial recognition laws in response to Dublin riot
The move comes as the opposition has expressed no confidence in Justice Minister Helen McEntee and Commissioner Drew Harris.
Last month
November 2023
Irish troops arrive home from Lebanon deployment as UNIFIL confirms attack on peacekeepers
The soldiers from the 122nd Infantry Battalion had a busy time in recent weeks during which Israeli forces traded fire with Hezbollah militants in the area.
Commissioner, Minister defend Dublin policing in aftermath of violent scenes
The Garda Commissioner was speaking at a press conference in Garda Headquarters this morning.
Gardaí from across country arrive to back up colleagues in Dublin city centre
Senior garda officers sent out urgent calls for help from the region to assist their colleagues in Dublin.
Garda claims he was assaulted by colleague inside Garda College during King Charles visit
The gardai involved in the case were staying at the Garda College as they were due on duty to work in the security operation.
Finglas shooting: Gardaí trawling CCTV as investigators probe gangland dispute theory
The dead man, named locally as Brandon Ledwidge, 23, was shot dead in the garden of his home at Barry Drive, Finglas on Saturday evening.
Man arrested as woman stabbed in 'random' attack near Grafton Street
The incident on Chatham Street involved a woman in her late 60s and saw a lone attacker stab her at 9.30pm on Thursday.
Surgeon: Every week my hospital deals with people suffering consequences of foreign surgeries
A report by
Niall O'Connor
Professor Helen Heneghan is a consultant surgeon in St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin.
Iranian diplomat in Dublin denies Iran is involved in 'proxy war' in Middle East
Dr Kazem Sharif Kazemi is Charge d’Affaire of the Iranian Embassy and he spoke about the alleged proxy wars in the Middle East and human rights.
Irish army peacekeepers in South Lebanon rescue journalists after suspected Israeli bombing
The incident on Monday the hit a press convoy near Alma al-Shaab in southern Lebanon.
Broad welcome from military officers as minister announces increase in sea pay for Navy
It has been long campaigned for by officers group RACO and the group representing enlisted personnel PDFORRA.
Senior military officer will tell army officers' conference: 'We are struggling, and we need help'
Day two of the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers conference is taking place today in Carlow.
RACO conference: ICTU warns that unions must consider industrial action if pay agreement fails
The Representative Association of Commissioned Officers conference is taking place in Carlow.
United Nations humanitarian official: Situation in Gaza 'worst we've ever seen'
Ramesh Rajasingham, Head of UNOCHA is in Dublin to meet Irish officials and meet politicians – the agency needs €1.1 billion in aid for Gaza.
Ambassador was 'horrified' that Gaza would be 'flattened' as she watched 7 October attacks
A report by
Niall O'Connor
Dr Jilan Abdalmajid spoke to The Journal about the Hamas-Israel conflict.
Irish diplomats working behind the scenes in hope of freeing kidnapped Emily Hand
A report by
Niall O'Connor
Eight-year-old Irish-Israeli girl Emily Hand is believed to be a hostage of Hamas while 40 Irish citizens are trapped inside Gaza.
Garda fires gun at stolen truck in dramatic chase across County Cork
The lorry was stolen in the Bandon area last night and it was involved in a chase in County Cork this morning.
Teenager charged over fatal collision, allegedly driving wrong way on M8 in stolen car
The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Mallow District Court charged with twelve counts of a range of driving offences.
Ministers, civil service conduct will be investigated in judge led tribunal into military abuse
In documents seen by The Journal the draft terms of the judge led investigation lays out five measures to be addressed.
Garda who suffered serious eye injury wins €65k after WRC finds force discriminated against him
Sergeant David Haughney, who suffered life changing injuries in an assault on duty had taken the case following interactions with Superintendent Adrian Gamble.
October 2023
Tánaiste: Escalation in Lebanon a 'great concern' as Irish soldiers deploy for peace mission
The 123rd Infantry Battalion who will shortly deploy to Lebanon as part of the United Nations’ Interim Force (UNIFIL).
Czech Government and arms industry to host event for Irish businesses in Dublin
The event, due to be held in Dublin city on Tuesday, will focus on the possibilities of Czech Republic companies looking to sell products to the Irish military.
Inside Ireland's armed garda units: How criminal feuds and global training changed the gardaí
A report by
Niall O'Connor
The Journal recently met three senior members of the garda Special Tactics and Operations Command – the unit that manages specialist firearms response.
MV Matthew Army Ranger Wing team travels to Spain for major EU military exercise
The EU Crisis Management event took place in Cadiz in Spain this week.
'We pay our taxes, where does it go?': Anger in Midleton as businesses count cost of flooding
The town was hit with unprecedented flooding as the local river burst its banks yesterday during Storm Babet.